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McConnell Renews Drive to Scrap Fundraising Curbs in Court Case

Jan. 14, 2022, 10:01 AM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is reviving his longstanding crusade against campaign finance restrictions, joining a Supreme Court case that could further erode fundraising curbs for the midterm elections and beyond.

McConnell is urging the court to use its first campaign finance case since 2014 to get rid of a ban on unlimited “soft money” contributions to political parties, disclosure requirements for political ad sponsors, and other remaining restrictions of the landmark 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, also called the McCain-Feingold law (Public Law 107-155).

The Kentucky Republican’s advice came in a brief filed in a narrower challenge brought by ...

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